The Bulgera Gold Project is located 175kms north of Meekatharra in the +6.5moz gold Plutonic Well greenstone belt. The Bulgera gold trend is the offset-extension of the mafic-ultramafic mine sequence hosting the Plutonic Gold mine (+5.5moz) & Vango’s Marymia project (+1moz). Bulgera includes a near-surface gold resource of 2.9Mt @ 1.0 g/t for 93,880 ozs. Key infrastructure in the area includes power, water, airstrips and accommodation. The Bulgera oxide ore was last processed at the Plutonic gold Mine in 2004 with the haul road still in place. Total historical production from the three shallow oxide pits was reported to be 441kt @ 1.65g/t.
A 5,000m RC drilling program was completed in early 2021 and resulted in the discovery of a new high-grade gold zone under Bulgera pit. A 10-hole diamond drilling program to test the down-dip extension of the new gold zone will commence Aug/Sept 2021.
Other targets in the project area includes the contact between the granite and mafic/ultramafic mine sequence where to the west, on Vango Mining’s ground, sits the Trident gold deposit boasting 1.6Mt @ 8g/t gold. Norwest is looking to test this contact zone in the near future.
There are also numerous near-surface anomalous gold targets along 5-km Bulgera mine sequence defined by historical soils sampling and RAB (rotary air blast) drilling.
The New High Grade Gold Zone discovery was announced 11 May 2021. It is located below the shallow Bulgera opencut and was intersected by RC drilling conducted in early 2021. Defining drill intercepts include:
- 16m @ 7.3g/t Au (inc. 3m @ 30.3g/t Au) from 194m – BRC21015
- 6m @ 11.8g/t Au (inc. 3m @ 22.4g/t Au) from 218m – BRC21013
- 5m @ 15.3g/t Au (inc. 1m @ 71.9g/t Au) from 194m in BRC21001
More recently the Company announce that 3m @ 10.0g/t Au (inc. 1m @ 27.8g/t Au) from 67m was intersected in BRC21017. This hole was drilled to infill the developing gold zone while pre-collar drilling for the upcoming diamond drill program was underway in July 2021.
Norwest has planned a 10 x Diamond hole program to test down-dip projection of the new gold zone. RC pre-collars are being drilled to within 50m of projected high-grade gold zone with the diamond drill rig scheduled to arrive on site Aug/Sept 2021. The program will require approximately 2,500m pf RC pre-collars and 1,400m of diamond core. The maiden diamond core program will provide Norwest with significant information on the lode-scale geology, controls on gold mineralisation and the magnitude of the new high-grade gold lode.
Long section with projected high-grade gold zone, RC gold intercepts (reported last month) and gold intercept targets for Phase 1 (yellow symbol) & Phase 2 (purple symbol) diamond drilling.
Schematic cross-section showing the high-grade gold intercept in Hole BRC21013 relative to the planned RC pre-collar and diamond drilling to test for further gold mineralisation down-dip.
Norwest Minerals Limited
ABN: 72 622 979 275
Suite 1a, First Floor, 7 Ventnor Avenue, West Perth WA 6005
(08) 6117 0457
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